Seeing … and Accepting

“For in Him we live and move and exist …” Acts 17:28, NASB “I looked in the mirror and wondered who that woman was,” my then 50-year-old friend remarked. “I still felt 20-something in my mind,” she continued. Evidently what she saw and how she felt didn’t mesh. That conversation casually occurred over 20 years […]

Prayer Partners: Be Exalted in My Marriage

  Everlasting Father, I worship You as the loving Creator of marriage. You know best what relationship and intimacy mean since You’ve eternally existed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I rejoice that You designed marriage to reflect Christ and His bride, the church.   Righteous Father, I confess my many shortcomings as a wife–my […]

Unwanted … But Wanted

“… blood is on their hands … when they had slaughtered their children for their idols …”   Ezekiel 23:37, 39 Wooden stakes laced with plastic orange netting decorated the beach. Early morning caretakers diligently visited these areas where sea turtle eggs awaited hatching. An exciting time, the arrival of these creatures clearly classified as […]

Keeper of the Heart

“And I saw heaven opened; and behold, a white horse, And He who sat upon it is called Faithful and True …” – Revelation 19:11 Betrayed. The word itself communicates heartache. Have you ever been betrayed? Unfortunately many of us can respond, “Yes.” For what or whom? The possibilities range from hurtful to gut wrenching to […]

What God Values

“…though the LORD is exalted … He regards the lowly.” – Psalm 138:6 “Pray for my family. Don’t pray for me …” He sat alone at the soup kitchen’s lunch table–sweat on his brow as he ate the provided meal. At first I considered speaking to another man, but the Lord directed me to Dan*. […]

An Indelible Mark

“Thou hast enclosed me behind and before, And laid Thy hand upon me.” – Psalm 139:5 My mom savors photographs. For as long as I can remember, she has enjoyed taking pictures and arranging them in albums. I still benefit from her hobby because I can flip through one of her many books and easily […]

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